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bonesiii

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  • April 17, 2014 at 9:46am

    That’s not a finger gun, it’s a Level Two Lookalike Firearm.

  • April 17, 2014 at 5:02am

    Evolution is unreal. :)

  • April 17, 2014 at 4:59am

    “It’s really hard to believe in the omnipotence concept because if you believe that, you have to believe in infinity. I don’t believe in infinity.”

    Wow, well, it’s great to see an atheist admit what I’ve been saying for years now — atheism is fundamentally a denial of infinity. This is just not rational — how could exist be merely finite? It must be either infinite or nothing at all. What could stop it from being infinite? Nothing could — the moment you posit something to limit existence, you’re admitting something else that exists, and no matter what exists, we must ask what caused it. Causality has to be infinite, or nothing makes sense.

    This is the causality proof, or the infinite existence proof, and it DOES prove God. It also shows God must be beyond time, and the way to prove God is speaking is through unfakeable prophecies, etc. which the Bible fulfills — and since the Bible says heaven is real, yes, heaven IS proved!

    This doesn’t prove that this kid was there; I advise a “wait and see” approach to such claims, though to be honest this particular instance reads as genuine to me. If they’re faking it, they seem to be pretty good actors, though I only know what I see in the media reports. But that really isn’t necessary to know heaven is real and more importantly that we need to accept Jesus to go there. :)

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:10am

    Typocorrect: in order to make the victim look bad

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:06am

    Unwise. It is far, far, far better to BORE the bully; that was my main trick and it worked like a charm every time. (So if you “defend” yourself, do it calmly for the most part, although sometimes bullies do need a real challenging lesson taught to them.) Make it clear that people who calmly, respectfully get along with each other are far less miserable and have much more fun; while bullies get boredom and get pwned, plus they have to live with their own misery constantly until they grow up (I mean maturity-wise; some people never do). This motivates the bully to WANT to grow up and change. :)

    Everything, at least with people who don’t know Jesus and so don’t respond to concerned pointing out of how they’re breaking God’s commands, is about reward/punishment. Reward the bully, and you get more bullying. Punish and/or withhold reward, and you get no bullying. Liberal pasta-spined tactics sound good on paper to mind-dead people, but in practice they reward bullies and make things worse.

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:02am

    There may be situations where you genuinely feel you need to keep quiet, so again I would say there’s no one-size fits all rule, but definitely the default reaction should be to tell authorities on them. The way to beat bullies’ games is to not play by their rules.

    8) It is very good advice to not be a sore loser, but what the heck does this have to do with bullying? That almost implies these rule-writers are some sadistic, sick kinds of social Darwinists who view all life as a game or contest of hurting the weak automatically. When you’re bullied, you haven’t “lost” — the bully is the loser. They’re the ones too insecure to be respectful toward others — that’s a loss the bully has to live with in every moment, until or unless they learn better.

    9) To the first part (before “and”), very good advice that also seems to be almost irrelevant to this situation. Although it can help in a bullying situation if it’s something you’re good at in life to laugh at yourself, agreeing with the put-down is probably not good advice. It’s better in my experience to respond more with silence about that, or if you’re sure (have sound reasons) you were in the right, calmly explain them. But this is one that really depends on what your conscience tells you to do. If you do this as a matter of course, most likely the bullies will continue to make fun of you because you’re rewarding them for it by entertaining them, because you feel you have to.

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:01am

    Self-defense is a important principle every kid should know.

    Although the rule, as worded, doesn’t explicitly say not to fight back, but #5 combined with this strongly implies it. It’s especially disturbing for a school to treat the one being bullied as if they’re in the wrong for defending themselves. It is the duty of school employees, teachers, and administrators to be completely supportive of those being bullied and NEVER belittle them as if it was at all their fault.

    Rule 5 especially fails miserably at this point, when it actually accuses the victim of being the one starting a fight. School leaders need to be aware of the bullying behavior of trolling, which isn’t only an internet thing — trying to egg a victim on to get the victim to be the first to act in defense, in order to make the victim be good. It’s vital for everybody to see through this tactic and realize the troll is really to blame.

    7) (Almost) absolute nonsense. (Almost) always tell on bullies. Be proud to earn the label of “rat” (or whatever other ad hominem insults they use; and you can reply by saying something like “at least I’m not insecure like a bully”). It’s crystal clear that the reason bullies don’t want you to tell on them is so that they won’t get the punishment they deserve and won’t face the kind of scrutiny they need, so they’ll be more free to continue bullying you. Once again, this is making the victim look like they’re the one at fault.

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:58am

    Being in denial of this is IMO foolish. But don’t let the fear spread beyond where it’s accurate. This one gets tricky, though.

    4) Like most of these, my reaction is it’s unwise to have “one size fits all situations” rules. Sometimes verbally “defending” yourself — explaining why you are in the right and the bully in the wrong — can be better than being silent. It depends.

    5) I’m not sure what they mean by this given that they’re separating it out from the first four, and more importantly number 6 which is about physical attacks. I’ll just say, be forgiving of bullies and be clear you’re willing to be their friends if THEY come around to change their behavior — but NOT if they expect you to play along with their demands unreasonably. Have the attitude that so far as it depends on you, you want to be friends with everybody, but be aware that if someone decides based on their own foolishness to make enemies, you may need to defeat them so they will learn their lesson.

    6) This is all well and good until someone decides to take physical hurt to life-threatening, or long-term health threatening levels. Sorry, no — this should be the other way around. For the record, this never came up for me as I have always been much larger and stronger than others my own age. If someone else isn’t, the old advice to learn martial arts techniques and the “go for the vulnerable parts” tactics are probably wise.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 2:57am

    Reactions from someone who was actually bullied and got over it, and has given advice to others about it:

    1) The description given for this line is fairly on track and I’ve said things similar to this. “Refuse to get mad” is a bit unrealistic, though; there is a place for righteous anger. I tended to deal with it more like simply not WANTING to get mad. But if something does make you angry for good reasons, don’t be in denial about it, IMO. Instead, channel your anger into handling it in a way your conscience tells you that you should.

    2) This is almost total nonsense. Bullies are trying to hurt you for their own selfish pleasure. I would say instead, don’t let your natural tendency to want to believe exactly the opposite of what they tell you tempt you to ignore good lessons you can learn from it, even from their “advice”. Don’t let pride rule you; don’t become them. Sometimes people have given “advice” to me that they meant to hurt me, but that I honestly judged to be reasonable. My reaction to that is, it’s a shame I had to learn it by that vehicle, but if I had happened to learn it from a friend giving genuine advice I would benefit from it, so I make the bully lose by learning from it just as well.

    3) Fear is not entirely irrational; it can be your intuition telling you you’re heading for worse hurt. The fact is most bullies will bully precisely because they ARE in a stronger position in some way.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 1:53pm

    Always great to see stories like this; good to know there’s well-educated people left. Unless he WAS joking… And always amusing, but sad, to see the evolution-indoctrinated people’s responses. They just can’t imagine they might be wrong. They like to bully people into being afraid to agree with the truth, but at least sometimes it doesn’t work. ^_^

  • April 16, 2014 at 8:00am

    “go ahead and read the Bible”

    Excellent advice. ;)

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:49am

    How would secession work? We don’t have one region for liberals and one for conservatives. Besides, that smacks of the civil war. No thanks. This kind of thinking just isn’t realistic for today’s world.

    You win converts by being reasonable, not for imagining that the land conservative people’s houses are on could secede from the land mixed in with it everywhere, where liberals live. Our focus needs to be on reforming the education system, so the liberalism indoctrination system is shut down. Then you win converts by teaching them the truth, and why it’s true.

    You teach the kids, so they become voters later — the liberals know this full well, and that’s exactly what they’ve done (minus the teaching why part as you can’t backup their “truth” which is falsehood — and that’s why our reforms can be superior because we need not only teach a different view but we can equip kids to learn how to discern truth itself, teach logic, critical thinking, etc. and they will be able to recognize the value and reject liberalism on their own).

    It’s time we wake up to it and don’t hold back in calling it what it is, and pushing for real reform.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:44am

    This sort of thing always happens when something perfectly normal, but emotionally evocative happens. I saw a video of somebody, in a man on the street type interview, saying if they saw the moon turn red, they would be frightened. I couldn’t relate to this at all — the laws of physics demand that when the things line up that way, the red color should be refracted. It’s no more odd than the sky refracting the blue part of the light spectrum every single day. Same principle.

    I just think it comes down to our rotten education system and unbiblical thinking — including for people who may be honestly trying to be biblical but are missing some basics (such as the things pointed out by AiG cited in the article). It’s ignorance — plus you have to contend with the ignorance caused by secularists who portray knowledge as ignorance. You get quasi-religious people seizing on the slightest difference from the status quo as the end of the world, and then secularists seizing on it to supposedly prove all religion is like that (and of course ignoring their own wackiness in other things, like thinking accidents make biology).

    Humans are weird, sir.

    Meanwhile, back in the real world — lunar eclipses are cool. But I wish they would coincide with gaps in the cloud cover lol. I’ve only personally seen a partial, and it wasn’t that great. Ah vell.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 1:35am

    Amen, Darmok — good to see some of the familiar names here are sane.

    I do disagree with Glenn’s wording that God “never” calls for such things — the Bible clearly states that there are times and places for it, but the people going bonkers today (if indeed anyone is; I don’t meet these people in ‘real life’; I’m convinced most are probably liberals impersonating “conservatives” online; nothing would stop them from doing so after all) are completely misreading the times.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:19am

    Thank you, Mr. Parrot — I already know the talking points. Repeating them mindlessly at every turn doesn’t make them any less false.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:15am

    “like to cite this or that quote or snippet here and there mentioning Christianity, but this is shockingly insufficient to prove their case. If the founding was a fundamentally and distinctively Christian process, then the record should be saturated with Biblical citations and debates and claimed insights at every turn.”

    You’re missing the point — our nation was founded in large part in reaction against MAN tyrannizing religious views, instead of GOD telling us what is true. Our rights and rules were established instead on what God’s Word teaches; the “snippets” you allude to make this crystal clear. But at the same time, that principle (which comes directly from biblical Christianity and is never found in any other worldview, certainly not in secularism as we’re witnessing today) of respecting freedom means that they did NOT want to impose a “you have to be a Christian” sort of rule. It’s a delicate balance.

    Basically, you’re twisting the reason we quote these things; it isn’t to say “oh yay they mentioned religion!” — it’s to point out WHY they did so; the foundational reasons. :)

    Today’s modern secularists have become so blurry-eyed they see the world only in terms of “religion versus secular”, but the founders had to deal with problems created by an entirely different struggle — man telling you what is right, versus God. The enemies of freedom include BOTH tyrannical versions of religion AND tyrannical secularism.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:08am

    The fact that people are afraid of big government people is part of WHY they want the ability to defend themselves…

    Great thinking there — “Let’s be bullies… then they’ll totally want to trust us with their safety!” Riiight.

  • April 15, 2014 at 9:31am

    Yes they should. Education is there to teach them, after all. It’s not the place of educators to censor certain subjects, though they should of course be covered in the classes dealing with their categories and all that jazz.

  • April 14, 2014 at 11:25pm

    *sees word “voodoo” in article about science*

    *LOLs out loud*

    So fitting for so much of modern “science.”

  • April 14, 2014 at 10:02pm

    First, the Constitution is to be read in the context of the Declaration, which does indeed mention God. Second, the founders often mentioned God before, during, and after the shaping of the Constitution. Third, it is a myth that the Constitution is entirely detached from religious views; just in the opening paragraph, there is mention of “blessing” (which implied someone blesses; that would be God ;)). Fourth, the principles contained in the Constitution were rooted in biblical teaching (such as the three branches of government).

    It IS “secular” but in the old sense of the word which means that it allows for multiple views, as you say, NOT in the sense that it is in any way allied with modern secularists who seek to impose their anti-God worldview.

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